[WBEL-users] Building WBEL-compatible RPMs on Debian

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Mon Jan 30 21:37:38 CST 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 20:05 -0600, Daniel J. Summers wrote:
> I've been doing some looking around, and I think I've decided to try 
> Debian on my laptop once I get it back from being serviced.  However, I 
> currently host xine RPMs built using WBEL that work with 
> RHEL/WBEL/CentOS/etc.  To make these, I download the "new" xine source 
> tarball, then execute the command
> rpmbuild -ta [name_of_tarball]
> I then FTP the resulting RPMs up to my website and update the download 
> links.  Would rpmbuild run under a Debian distro?  Assuming I was using 
> an x86_64 version of Debian, would the resultant RPM still work the same 
> on the EL clones as it does today?
No, not unless you installed all the RPMS that are required to meet the
dependencies on top of debian ... which would break it for sure :)

You might be able to do something like create a WBEL chroot and use that
to build some packages.
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